About Us

The North Carolina School Psychology Association (NCSPA) is a professional association of over 400 NC School Psychologists. NCSPA serves its members and society by promoting the rights, welfare, education and mental health of children and youth; and advancing the profession of school psychology.

NCSPA strives to:

  • Provide opportunities for the exchange of professional ideas and partnership among school psychologists
  • Advance the professional status of school psychologists
  • Promote and maintain high standards of psychological services
  • Promote the development of sound educational practice for the total school program
  • Promote and advance school psychology as a distinct, viable profession within the state and to serve as a vehicle of communication for the profession

Our parent organization, the National Association of School Psychologists, states that:

School psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to team with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching and successful learning. Today’s children face more challenges than ever before. School psychologists can provide solutions for tomorrow’s problems through thoughtful and positive actions today.

NCSPA was founded in 1976 and continues to be governed by the established Constitution and Bylaws. You may also view the NCSPA operations manual, the Long Range Plan, and the 2012 Strategic Plan.

NCSPA endorses the NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services

NASP Practice Model

Current Leadership

Current PresidentJim DeniAppalachian State University
Past PresidentAlex TaboriGuilford County Schools
President-ElectHeather Lynch BolingWake County Public Schools
TreasurerKelly MitchellOnslow County Schools
SecretaryDebika DillardGuilford County Schools

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